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  Topic: Lowered the right way or lousy job!
Major Woody

Replies: 7
Views: 603

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: Lowered the right way or lousy job!
I agree. This is wrong. The first 2" of drop should be with drop spindles. That doesn't change the steering geometry. Further lowering can be with weld in adjusters but as others have said, y ...
  Topic: Voting today
Major Woody

Replies: 45
Views: 1375

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: Voting today
Here in Oregon we all vote by mail. Piece of cake and very high turnout because it is so convenient. When you go to the DMV, they automatically register you so the ballot just shows up. Foolproof.
  Topic: Please post pics of finished Upholstery
Major Woody

Replies: 11
Views: 522

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:51 am   Subject: Re: Please post pics of finished Upholstery
Camper should not have heat seams, so you will need to have TMI make you a custom set without the heat seams. Any TMI dealer can get these for you.
  Topic: My texas '64 kombi - "Dee-Dee"
Major Woody

Replies: 27
Views: 1171

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:04 pm   Subject: Re: My texas '64 kombi - "Dee-Dee"
If the bus went to San Antonio, then it went to Intercontinental Motors, the same dealer as my '67 Westy. There are some pages here in the archives from a VW dealer book illustrating the showroom. ...
  Topic: 1957 Oval Build
Major Woody

Replies: 181
Views: 30267

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1957 oval build
I like that Featherfill G2. You better be ready to work fast but it builds great with no shrinkage at all. What gun are you using and what size fluid tip? I have an Iwata with a 3.0 fluid tip.
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Major Woody

Replies: 270
Views: 12134

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I paid $30 for my HF parts washer. It was all rusty from being used with water based cleaners. I bought a flow-through brush for it and moved the pump from the side of the unit to the bottom of a do ...
  Topic: Crushed.
Major Woody

Replies: 93
Views: 7673

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: Crushed.
I have been helping him. He has an agreed value policy on both buses. The agreed value is less than the cost to fix either. They will both be totalled. The question isn't whether they can be fixed ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Major Woody

Replies: 270
Views: 12134

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Great project.
I would like to make a suggestion.
Pick yourself up two things. First, a vibratory parts cleaner and some ceramic media. Run it with Simple Green or Purple Power. Let a machine clea ...
  Topic: Crushed.
Major Woody

Replies: 93
Views: 7673

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Crushed.
I'm here in Portland. When the wind picked up, I remember sitting here thinking, "Man, I sure hope nobody is out camping in this." Glad you're okay.
  Topic: 4 tab hood fitment
Major Woody

Replies: 20
Views: 761

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: 4 tab hood fitment
I am in SW Portland. I have a 56 bug in pieces.
Kick your painter in the nuts for not preassembling that car before paint.
No comment on the splatter paint/undercoating on the bottom side of the ...
  Topic: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
Major Woody

Replies: 596
Views: 30950

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: Re: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
Autobody rubbing and polishing compounds and a careful touch. Anything that penetrates the outer layer of the laminate is of course not going to come off.

Plastics cleaners are a waste of money.
...
  Topic: front window frames new on sale
Major Woody

Replies: 5
Views: 298

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:28 pm   Subject: Re: front window frames new on sale
Hi from the United States. Those windshields are safari windows. There is a huge safari window thread here https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114431 and it has all the answers to you ...
  Topic: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
Major Woody

Replies: 596
Views: 30950

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
The Made in England things look like what is used to take up slack on the tent ropes. You pound the stakes in the ground, attach the loops of line that are attached to the tent, then slide those meta ...
  Topic: Westy poptop holder screws.
Major Woody

Replies: 2
Views: 98

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Westy poptop holder screws.
I thought you were a part time shop teacher?
Buy longer screws. They're oval head slotted IIRC. Get stainless.
Fill the old holes with wood glue and then jam the holes full of toothpicks. The co ...
  Topic: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
Major Woody

Replies: 596
Views: 30950

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: My 63 Subhatch Flipseat
I think you should be able to make the lower rack. Start with a new, off the shelf steel rack for a BBQ grill, take it apart and bend/weld up what you need, then take it and the other one to Portland ...
  Topic: Building new cabinet doors?
Major Woody

Replies: 10
Views: 441

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: Building new cabinet doors?
I have a slot cutting router bit set. Find someone with a subhatch, send them a PM and ask them if they will make and mail you a paper template of their doors with everything marked. Then cut the do ...
  Topic: Black Oxide Kit, Anyone Ever Use One?
Major Woody

Replies: 19
Views: 1059

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 am   Subject: Re: Black Oxide Kit, Anyone Ever Use One?
I have done this too. You don't need a kit. The process does indeed leave a nice uniform black coating, but it is far inferior to electroplated zinc. In order for a coating to protect, it must eit ...
  Topic: Barn find Westy SO42
Major Woody

Replies: 55
Views: 5887

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am   Subject: Re: Barn find Westy SO42
The function of that little vertical piece in front of the battery on 12v buses is a mystery. It's very good at accumulating dust, water, grease and battery acid and then rusting away.
  Topic: How did you build the floor in your So42?
Major Woody

Replies: 71
Views: 9770

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 am   Subject: Re: How did you build the floor in your So42?
Find out what type of material the repro flooring is. If it is actually real linoleum then glue it to plywood with Forbo 910. If it is vinyl sheet material, then almost any sheet vinyl adhesive will ...
  Topic: Should I buy this bus??!??!?
Major Woody

Replies: 26
Views: 1683

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:15 pm   Subject: Re: Should I buy this bus??!??!?
You would need to have very solid welding and fabrication skills and a lot of connections and A LOT OF TIME to get that on the road as a solid vehicle again. It is very far gone. Anything is fixable ...
 
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